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Is it time to ditch your bank and switch to a better current account?

| April 10, 2017

Does it annoy you that your bank doesn’t pay you interest when you’re in the black, or that it charges you the earth if you go slightly overdrawn? – If the answer’s yes then maybe it’s time to up sticks and sign up for a more suitable bank account. With the official Current Account Switch […]

Safeguard your garden from thieves this spring

| April 10, 2017

M&S Bank research reveals that more than a quarter (26 per cent) of those with a garden shed admit to leaving it unlocked, with nearly one in five (17 per cent) saying they never secure it, despite the contents of a typical shed being valued at £567. Nearly a fifth (19 per cent) of respondents revealed […]

Over-55s’ love affair with cash continues despite inflation risk and low interest rates

| April 4, 2017

Cautious over-55s are putting hard earned pensions at risk by ignoring inflation and placing money in cash, Fidelity International’s Class of 2015 research reveals. Two years since the pension freedoms began, Fidelity spoke to people who had accessed their pension since April 2015 to see how this group had made use of the new flexibilities; particularly […]

Less than half of adults aware of the Personal Savings Allowance

| April 4, 2017

A year on from the launch of the Personal Savings Allowance (PSA) only one in six adults have started to save or increased the amount they save, new research* for the Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) shows. Its study found that only 17% of adults have taken advantage of the new rules with around two-fifths […]

Tesco Bank makes changes to current account criteria

| April 4, 2017

Savers have been so desperate to find a decent return on their nest egg that many have, in recent years, made use of generous ‘in credit’ rates available on bank current accounts. When Tesco Bank announced in February this year that it was guaranteeing the 3% interest rate on the first £3,000 on its bank account […]

Gocompare warns that new rules on displaying last year’s premium may not go far enough

| March 28, 2017

Gocompare is warning that new rules designed to make insurance renewal notices more transparent and prompt customers to shop around may not go far enough, and as such may not have the desired effect of a significant increase in the number of consumers who ‘switch and ditch’ expensive policies. From 1 April 2017, insurers will […]

Easter Sale: £5 off 16-25 and Family & Friends Railcards

| March 28, 2017

National Rail has announced an ‘egg-citing’ Easter sale – offering £5 off its 16-25 and Family & Friends one-year Railcards. The sale, which will run until Monday 24 April, means 16-25 and Family & Friends Railcards will cost just £25 with the code EASTER5, for a year’s unlimited usage. Railcard owners save an average of […]

2.4 million pets left vulnerable by the cost of unplanned vet treatment

| March 28, 2017

Tesco Bank has today announced their support for National Pet Month, a nationwide campaign to celebrate pet ownership; To help customers protect their cats and dogs, Tesco Bank is offering all Tesco Clubcard holders 50% off Tesco Pet Insurance Accident and Injury cover in the first year when purchased by 2nd May 2017 New research […]

Co-op Insurance has rewarded young drivers £11.8m since it launched in 2011

| March 21, 2017

Since it launched in 2011, Co-op Insurance has given back over £11.8m to its Young Driver policyholders for driving well over the average policy lifetime** Young driver policyholders, aged 17-25, have clocked up over 820 million miles driving since the insurer launched the first mainstream telematics policy back in March 2011 – amounting to 48,000,000 […]

Brits sitting on £420m worth of soon-to-be useless money

| March 21, 2017

As the new 12-sided £1 coins come into circulation next week, Money has found that Britain has a collective £420m worth of soon-to-be useless currency in coin jars and glove boxes. New research commissioned by the comparison site reveals that nearly half (49%) of Brits say they have £1 coins lying around in the […]